- Experts call for robust surveillance and coordinated approaches in tackling Fall armyworm infestation26/04/2017
- FAO Director-General calls for urgent action to avoid famine in Yemen25/04/2017
- Fall armyworm spreads to East Africa25/04/2017
- FAO Council focuses on famine and famine risks24/04/2017
- Hunger and lack of rural development at the basis of the Lake Chad Basin crisis11/04/2017
Connect with us
Hunger on the rise
Rising prices have plunged an additional 75 million people below the hunger threshold, bringing the estimated number of undernourished people worldwide to 923 million in 2007, FAO said today.
High food prices have reversed the previously positive trend towards achieving the Millennium Development Goal of reducing by half the proportion of people suffering from hunger worldwide by 2015, according to new figures just released by the UN agency in advance of next week’s General Assembly session on the MDGs.
The achievement of the World Food Summit goal of halving the number of hungry people is even more remote, FAO said.